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Two millionth Land Rover Defender

One-off special edition Land Rover Defender built at Solihull to commemorate two millionth production milestone.

In December 2015, the anniversary Defender will be auctioned by Bonhams and all proceeds will be donated to Land Rover’s humanitarian and conservation partners – the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Born Free Foundation.

The ‘Defender 2,000,000’ vehicle features a number of distinctive finishing touches.

Land Rover Defender

A map of Red Wharf Bay (where the design for the original Land Rover was first drawn in the sand) is engraved into the aluminium fender, which contrasts with the exterior Indus Silver satin paint.

A unique ‘no 2,000,000’ badge sits on the rear of the vehicle, which is mirrored on the interior console. The design is finished with Santorini Black wheels and wheel arches, roof, door hinges, grille and mirror caps.

Inside, the leather seats also feature the ‘Red Wharf Bay’ graphic and ‘no 2,000,000’ logos have been stitched on the headrests.

Land Rover Defender

A bespoke aluminium plaque, signed by everyone who helped to assemble the vehicle is fitted to the driver’s seat plinth.

On the front and rear, S90 HUE registration plates – a reference to the first ever pre-production Land Rover, registration ‘HUE 166’ – complete this one-of-a-kind Land Rover Defender.

Production of the original Land Rover Series I began at the famous Lode Lane facility in 1947.

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